Summer 2022 Opportunities for Career Exploration

All of the opportunities listed are Student Led, meaning students must take the leadership role in applications, etc. Students should speak with their teacher, school counselor, and parents before applying for any of these opportunities.

Be sure to check out the Trident Region’s Youth Apprenticeship program, another amazing career exploration opportunity!

COVID-19 Impact: The opportunities listed on the Summer Career Exploration page are subject to change. Please contact all providers directly to confirm the status of the opportunity offered.

Architecture / Interior Design Career Camp Ball State Interior Design Summer Workshop 9th-12th grade LINK
Arts Camps SC Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities Summer Programs 7th-11th grade LINK
Arts Career Camp Youth Theater Camp – Presented by The Gaillard Center Ages 7-12 LINK
Arts Career Camp Youth Theater Intensive Camp – Presented by The Gaillard Center Ages 13-18 LINK
Arts Career Camp Choreography Creation Camp (Gaillard & Dance Conservatory of Charleston Ages 7-12 LINK
Arts Career Camp Youth Jazz Orchestra All Stars Camp (Gaillard & Charleston Jazz Academy) Rising 6th-12th grade LINK
Arts Career Camp Charleston Academy of Musical Theatre Camps All Ages LINK
Arts Career Camp Charleston Stage – Summerstage Camps K5-8th grade LINK
Automotive / STEM Internship SCDOT Automotive Tech/Diesel Engine Ages 17+ LINK
Biology, Environmental Career Camp Dolphin Camp – Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network All Ages LINK
Business Career Camp Business Week- SC Chamber of Commerce Rising 11th-12th grade LINK
Business Career Camp Accounting Programs for Minority Students (Virtual) Rising 10th-12th grade LINK
Culinary Arts Career Camp TTC Culinary Institute of Charleston pre-apprenticeship camps: Fundamentals in Culinary Arts and
Fundamentals in Baking & Pastry. Participation fees covered by USDOL grant made available through Apprenticeship Carolina.
Age 14+ LINK
Health Science Event MUSC’s “PharmDamentals” – A deep dive into the pharmacy career pathway > Registration opens early March for this July 29 event! Rising 9th – 12th grader LINK
Health Science Internship SC AHEC Summer Careers Academy (PAID) Graduating Seniors LINK
Health Science / Law Enforcement / STEM Career Camp N. Chs Fire Dept Teens Aiding the Community (TAC) Camp, Wednesdays, 6/8 – 8/17 Ages 13 – 18 LINK
Horticulture / Building Community Volunteer Charleston Parks Conservancy Varies by opportunity LINK
Language Translation Fellowship / Employment PAID Bilingual Fellowship – Assist CCSD schools with translation services starting this spring / summer, and transition to a full-time job with benefits! Current CCSD Seniors LINK
Leadership Career Camp 4-H Pinckney Leadership Program @ Clemson Rising 6th-12th grade LINK
Leadership Internship Summer Youth Works Internship (PAID) Current 10th – 12th graders LINK
Leadership & Horticulture Internship Greenheart Project Charleston Internship ($10 per hour) Ages 15-19 LINK
STEM Camp NIWC Hack-a-Thon hosted by Charleston Metro Chamber, June 27 – Register ASAP Rising 9th Graders LINK
STEM / Cyber Security Career Camp NIWC / Palmetto Cybersecurity Summer STEM Camp
July 11 – 15th at Cooper River CAS
Grades 5-12 LINK
STEM Career Camp CofC STEM 360 Pre-College Summer Program Rising 10-12th grade LINK
STEM Career Camp TTC STEM Youth Summer Program- Robotics with Artificial Intelligence Rising 11th-12th grade LINK
STEM Internship MUSC Teen Science Ambassador Age 16+, Rising 10th & 11th grade LINK
STEM Internship Ron Howell Foundation’s Summer IT Management Career Camp Ages 16-19 LINK
STEM Career Camp Ron Howell Foundation’s Summer Virtual IT Internship, $250 Stipend offered Ages 16-19 LINK
STEM Career Camp Citadel STEAM Center – GenCyber Camp Rising 8th-12 grade LINK
STEM Career Camp Citadel STEAM Center- Forensics of the Future Camp Rising 5th-8th grade LINK
STEM Career Camp Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) by NSBE Rising 4th – 6th grade LINK
STEM Career Camp GoSciTech @ SC Governor’s School for Science & Math Rising 8th – 10th grade LINK
STEM Career Camp USC’s Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series Rising 6th – 12th grade LINK
STEM Career Camp Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program Current 9th-11th grade LINK
STEM Career Camp Clemson Summer Science Outreach – Multiple Residential Camps on Biotechnology & Public Health, and Space Travel! Ages 11-17, check site LINK
STEM Career Camp iTEAMS XTREME Computer Science & Tech Camp hosted by Palmetto Scholars Academy June 20-23 Rising 6th, 7th & 8th grade LINK
STEM Career Camp Lowcountry CREATEng Engineering Camp June 27-30 at Palmetto Scholars Academy Rising 7th, 8th & 9th grade LINK
Various Career Camp Charleston County Summer Camps – Wide Rage of Career Interests All Ages LINK
Various Volunteer SC Aquarium Splash Program Students ages 13-15 LINK
Various Career Camp City of Charleston Recreation Department Summer Camps All Ages LINK
Various Volunteer City of Charleston Youth Volunteer Corp Rising 7th & 8th grade LINK
Veterinary Science Career Camp Pet Helpers Fairy Tails Camp Rising Kindergarten – 5th grade LINK

This list is updated regularly – Please bookmark this page and revisit often for the latest information!